Transoral robotic surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
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AbstractObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) represents a serious health problem that can be treated through a variety of surgical procedures tailored after a drug-induced sleep endoscopy. A particular difficult area to address is the base of tongue (BOT). Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) overcomes the difficulty associated with accessing the BOT. The improved access and ergonomics provided by the robotic system make TORS of the tongue base, potentially advantageous over non-robotic approaches for the surgical treatment of OSA as the latter are confined to straight line visualization making it difficult to operate around corners. Suboptimal access has major implications for poor outcome, such as inadequate tissue resection or abandoning the procedure. Here we will explore our experiences in using TORS in the treatment of OSA through both a review of the literature and our own experiences here in Hong Kong.
All Author(s) ListJason YK Chan
Name of ConferenceInternational Minimally Invasive Surgery Conference 2017
Start Date of Conference17/03/2017
End Date of Conference18/03/2017
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceChina
Year2017
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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